…but the score is still nil-nil. Hockey is cruel.
The chart above is from hockeystats.ca. It tells us that the Caps dominated the Pens in the first period but could not finish. Matt Niskanen, Andre Burakovsky, Lars Eller, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Nick Backstrom all had chances.
Nate Schmidt finds Evgeny Kuznetsov wide open for a one-timer. Kuzy's shot gets deflected by two Pens and doesn't end up on net. pic.twitter.com/unAtGtreAb
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 30, 2017
Marc-Andre Fleury was solid, making 16 saves. The goalpost was also pretty good, defensively speaking.
The Caps have players from the US, Canada, Russia, Sweden, but not nearly enough Finnish.
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) April 30, 2017
Expected Goals in the first period were 1.54 to 0.33 in favour of the Capitals.
— Corsica (@CorsicaHockey) April 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Braden Holtby faced just five shots.
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